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A scientist claims that rock music is beneficial in some cases of deafness. But, then, deafness is also beneficial in some cases of rock music.
A verbal art like poetry is reflective; it stops to think. Music is immediate, it goes on to become.
-- W.H. Auden
Cherish your visions; cherish your ideals; cherish the music that stirs in your heart, the beauty that forms in your mind, the loveliness that drapes your purest thoughts, for out of them will grow delightful conditions, all heavenly environment; of these if you but remain true to them, your world will at last be built.
-- James Allen
Classical music threatens to develop a tune with every other bar and then disappoints you.
Down it came, the blessed deluge. The music of rain splashing on tents and tin sheds drove men to an ecstasy of rejoicing. They turned out to cheer; lifted up their faces and opened their mouths to drink the bright drops; danced round, hallooing and shouting, getting drenched in the downpour.
-- Katherine Susannah Prichard
Even if rock 'n' roll music died tomorrow, it would take several weeks for the sound to fade away.
Great music is that which penetrates the ear with facility and leaves the memory with difficulty. Magical music never leaves the memory.
-- Thomas Beecham
He has Van Gogh's ear for music.
His [Johann Sebastian Bach] skill is no longer simply a technique, but an interpretation of the world, an image of Being; and his music is a phenomenon of the reality of the inconceivable as the cosmos itself.
-- Albert Schweitzer
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.
-- John Adams
I wrote a song, but I can't read music. Every time I hear a new song on the radio, I think "Hey, maybe I wrote that."
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.
-- Henry David Thoreau
Is there any music as sweet as that of a car starting on a cold morning?
It is the stretched soul that makes music, and souls are stretched by the pull of opposites -- opposite bents, tastes, yearnings, loyalties. Where there is no polarity -- where energies flow smoothly in one direction -- there will be much doing but no music.
-- Eric Hoffer
Jazz music is an appeal to the emotions by an attack on the nerves.
Joy, sorrow, tears, lamentations, laughter -- to all these music gives voice, but in such a way that we are transported from the world of unrest to the world of peace, and see reality in a new way, as if we were sitting by a mountain lake and contemplating hills and woods and clouds in the tranquil and fathomless water.
-- Albert Schweitzer
Laughter is the sweetest music that ever greeted the human ear.
Life is a song. Love is the music.
Music has been called medicine, and some of it is hard to take.
Music has charm to soothe the savage beast.
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